Sound Check

SOUND CHECK

This Week's Highlights

February 15, 2007

Slayer -- 9:30 Club / Controversial 1980s and '90s thrash metal band Slayer performs Tuesday at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W., Washington. Doors open at 7 p.m., and Unearth is also slated to perform. Tickets are $40; call 800-955-5566 or go to tickets.com.

Chris Thile and How to Grow a Band -- Rams Head Tavern / It's doubtful that you will come across an instrument that vocalist/instrumentalist Chris Thile has not laid his hands on. The founding member of bluegrass trio Nickel Creek will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday alongside How To Grow A Band, which is composed of Gabe Witcher, Noam Pikelny, Greg Garrison, and Bryan Sutton. Rams Head Tavern is at 33 West St., Annapolis. Tickets are $22.50. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramsheadtavern.com.

Jimmy Cobb's Mob -- Baltimore Museum of Art / Jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb, the last surviving member of Miles Davis' 1959 landmark album Kind of Blue, brings his current band to the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, for a performance at 5 p.m. Sunday. The show is presented by the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society and the BMA. In celebration of Black History Month, visitors can arrive an hour early -- at 4 p.m. -- for a free guided tour of the museum's collection of works by African-American artists. Show tickets are $27; $25 seniors and BMA members; $10 students. Call 410-385-5888 or go to baltimorechamberjazz.org for concert tickets. To reserve a space on the museum tour, call 443-573-1818.

[SHANISE WINTERS]

Just announced

My Chemical Romance -- Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on April 27. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Norah Jones -- DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on April 23. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Michael Franti and Spearhead -- The 9:30 Club in Washington on March 16. 800-955-5566 or tick ets.com.

Emmylou Harris -- Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on March 24. 410-783-8000.

Robin Thicke -- Recher Theatre in Towson on March 16. 410-337-7210 or 410-547-SEAT.

Third Eye Blind -- Rams Head Live in Baltimore on April 29. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadlive.com.

Still available

Bela Fleck and Chick Corea -- Verizon Center in Washington on March 3. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster .com.

The Roots -- Lyric Opera House on March 8. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

Paula Poundstone -- The Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., on March 17. 703-549-7500 or birchmere.com.

Chris Botti -- Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis March 26-27. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

Sonny Landreth -- Avalon Theatre in Easton on March 30. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

[NATHAN M. PITTS]

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